Often in our lives, we think about what we need to do. Have you ever thought, however, about how you want to be?

If we understand how we want to be, our behaviours and actions will become natural from there.

If I want to be curious, I will ask questions and take an interest in new things or ventures.

If I want to be courageous, I will ask the hard questions and speak truth to power.

If I want to be empathetic, I will care about how others feel.

If I want to be giving, I will look for ways to contribute to others.

There is any number of ways that we can be. The power you have is to choose how you want to be and then be guided by that in what you do.

We are, after all, human ‘beings’, not human ‘doings’.

How do you want to be?